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Digest #4825
Happy Gita Jayanthi by telugubhaktipages
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:15 am (PST) . Posted by:


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Be Truthful

'A thing of beauty is a joy forever' said Keats. He also said, 'Truth beauty, beauty is truth'. When truth is so beautiful, when it gives joy to the speaker why do we speak lies, for simple things too ?
Observe the following conversation, for instance, between a mother and a son.
'Why are you late today ?'
'I had a special class in English'.
'But I saw your friend Venu-'
'Oh! he's lazy. He didn't attend it.'
'He said that your English madam was on leave.'
'Yes, but other English madam took the class.'
'You said there was only one English madam in your college.'
'Oh! come on ma! don't you trust me. The other English madam from our neighbouring college came.'
For one small lie, he had to build up a wall of lies. He could have simply spoken the truth' My friend took me out with him. I had no time to tell you. Sorry ma!' After all he had not committed a great sin. But that's how people keep speaking lies.
Truth is God. God should be worshipped as the embodiment of truth.

Satya Vachanaaya namah -
Satya Priyaayanamah
Satya Swaroopaya namah -
Salutations to the one whose speech is truth, who is a lover of truth and who is an embodiment of truth.
Krishna, an embodiment of truth himself highlighted the glory of truth in Bhagvad Gita in these lines.

anudvega-karam vakyam
satyam priya-hitam ca yat
svadhyayabhyasanam caiva
van-mayam tapa ucyate - Bhagavadgita 17-15
anudvega-karam—not agitating; vakyam—words; satyam—truthful; priya—dear;
hitam—beneficial; ca—also; yat—which; svadhyaya—of Vedic study; abhyasanam—practice; ca—also; eva—certainly; vak-mayam—of the voice; tapah—austerity;
ucyate—is said to be.
Speaking truthfully, pleasingly, politely, beneficially, without agitating others and reciting Vedic literature regularly is known as austerity of speech. (vachika Tapasu)
Just as physical training is attained by the exercise of the body, literary training is attained by exercise of the mind, spiritual training is attained by exercise of the spirit. It means we have to practice speaking truth everyday of our life. Initially we may find it difficult but 'practice makes a man perfect.' Gandhi was not born great, but he achieved greatness by realizing the value of truth. He wondered why everyone could not be as truthful as Harischandra. He tried to change all those he came into contact with.
Being inspired by Gandhi's truthfulness, a boy named Madhu decided to speak only the truth one day. It so happened that his mother tried out a new sweet that morning and sought his opinion. He blurted out, 'It's so insipid! can you ever call it a sweet ? Why do you trouble us with such experiments ?' Mother was taken aback. He could not help it. On his way to college, his friend asked him excitedly 'Madhu', how do I look in this new dress ? Madhu said frankly 'It is so gaudy and dazzling. Whatever made you select such a crazy one.' His friend was angry. That afternoon, his lecturer called him aside anxiously, 'Madhu, you know that I am preparing a guide. Read these pages and give me your valuable suggestion. I chose you because you are a brilliant boy.' Madhu read accordingly. He did not like a work of it. He said, 'Sir, what made you write such answers ? They don't seem to be penned down by a learned man like you.' The lecturer was offended.
Madhu's enthusiasm to speak the truth has died down by the evening, since he has hurt the feelings of three people close to him. He walked into a park, to get out of his depression. He bought ground-nuts, ate them and was about to throw out the paper when he came across a joke there. He read it out.

A woman, 'Look here, photographer. When you took my photo ten years ago, it was so good. I looked so beautiful in it. But see this latest photo. I look horrible. You have lost your mastery over your profession.'
The photographer smilingly replied. 'Yes, ma'm. I do agree with your comment. I am losing perfection. It is because I have grown ten years older than before.'
Madhu understood his mistake. How subtly the photographer had told the woman that she was no more beautiful.
This story takes us to the truth in Manu Sruti.

Satyam bruyaat
Priyam bruyaat
Na bruyaat Satyamapriyam
Priyancha naanrutham bruyat
Esha dharma Sanaathanah.
Speak truth, speak pleasingly. Do not speak unpleasingly though it is truth.. Do not speak falsehood, though it is pleasing.
From this sloka and from Madhu's experience, we learn how to speak the truth - speaking truth alone does not count. Speaking truth politely is what counts. We have no right to hurt the feelings of others. For instance Madhu could have told his mother, 'You are good at savouries', to his friend 'light colours suit you better' to his lecturer this is a better guide for dull students'. By speaking thus, he could have won their affection on one hand and he would not have had the guilty feeling of offending the others.

We continue to speak truth, we cleanse our hearts of evil thoughts, we win the confidence of our kith and kin. We have no stress or tension since we need not build a lie upon a lie and remember the lies. We will be looked upon as a truthful person. Finally we attain austerity of speech - Vaaksuddi. Whatever we speak comes true. My daughter raised a genuine doubt - 'Won't people misuse their Vaaksuddi to curse others ?' Then I explained to her that such people will be devoid of such petty jealousies.
In Bhagavatha, Bhudevi, the Goddess of the earth, lamented in one context, 'Oh Lord, I can bear the burden of any number of sinners. But I cannot bear to carry those who have betrayed truth.'

We belong to the family of Satya Harischandra who was praised byViswamitra. 'The whole world can be held in the palm of one's hand. The entire ocean can be drunk at one gulp. The earth and the sky can be rolled into one. But it is impossible to make Harischandra ulter a lie'.
Such an embodiment of truth should be our ideal saint.
'Satyameva jayathe'
'Satyaanasthi Paro dharma'

Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:19 am (PST) . Posted by:


స్వామీ చిన్మయానందవారిని మీ మతగ్రంథాలెందుకు అన్ని ఉన్నాయి, మాకు మల్లేె ఒకే గ్రంథం ఉండచ్చు కదా అని హేళనగా అడిగారుట.
వారు మాకు ఒక గ్రంథం కాదు, ఒక లైబ్రరీయే ఉందని టక్కున సమాధానం చెప్పారు.
అయితే మనకు నాలుగు వేదాలు, నాలుగు ఉపవేదాలు, వేదాంతాలుగా
ఉపనిషత్తులు, పురాణాలు, ఉపపురాణాలు, ఇతిహాసాలు, భాష్యాలు ఇలా ఎన్నో ఎన్నెన్నో ఉన్నాయి!
ఒక మనిషి జీవితకాలంలో వీటిని అధ్యయనం చేయాలంటే కష్టమే మరి!!
అందుకే భగవంతుడు మనకు భగవద్గీతను అందించాడు.
ఇందులో ఏముంది ఒక్కముక్కలో చెప్పండి ఎవరైనా అడిగితే - నిస్సంశయంగా సమత్వం అని చెప్పవచ్చు!!!
సమత్వం యోగముచ్యతే అని కర్మయోగంలో బీజం వేసాడు పరమాత్ముడు.
అది ఎలా?
సుఖదుఃఖాలలో, జయాపజయాలలో, మానాపమానాలలో, లాభనష్టాలలో సమత్వం చూడాలిట. విడ్డూరంగా లేదూ?
కర్మయోగిగా కర్మలను ఈశ్వరార్పితం చేయమంటున్నాడు భగవంతుడు.
కర్మలు చేయడం వరకే నీకు అధికారం ఉంది ఫలాలని శాసించడంలో కాదు.
కర్మఫలదాత ఈశ్వరుడు మనం చేసిన కర్మలను పాతకర్మలతో బేరీజు వేసి కర్మఫలాలు మనకు తిరిగి అందచేస్తాడు.
అందుకనీ కర్మఫలాలు ఈశ్వరప్రసాదమయ్యాయి.
వాటిలో తప్పులెలా ఎంచుతాము? అవి మనకు సానుకూలంగా ఉన్నా, ప్రతికూలంగా ఉన్నా వాటిని సమదృష్టితో
స్వీకరించండి అని సమత్వాన్ని ప్రవేశపెట్టి, మెల్లిగా జ్ఞానమార్గం లోకి ప్రవేశింప చేస్తాడు.
అక్కడ పండితుడు, ఏనుగు, కుక్క, కుక్కమాంసము తినే ఛండాలుడు ఒకటే అంటాడు.
అంటే జ్ఞానపరంగా జీవ - జీవభేదం లేదు, వర్ణభేదం అసలే లేదు.
అలా అలా తీసుకు వెళ్ళి జీవుడు - ఈశ్వరుడు ఒకటే అని పరిపూర్ణసమత్వాన్ని చూపిస్తాడు. సరే దీనివల్ల నాకేమిటి లాభం?
ప్రయోజనమనుద్దిస్య మందోపి న ప్రవర్తతే.
లాభంలేకుండా వెర్రివాడు కూడా ఏ పనీ తలపెట్టడు కదా!
సమత్వం వల్ల రాగ ద్వేషాలు తగ్గుతాయి - అందరితోనూ పొరపొచ్చాలు లేకుండా హాయిగా బ్రతకవచ్చు!!!!
మన మసస్సు ప్రక్షాళనమౌతుంది.
కర్మయోగం - జ్ఞానయోగ్యతకు దారి తీస్తుంది
జ్ఞానంయోగ్యత వల్ల జ్ఞానప్రాప్తి (గురువు, శాస్త్రం వల్ల) కలుగుతుంది.
జ్ఞానప్రాప్తి వల్ల జ్ఞాననిష్ఠ ఏర్పడుతుంది.
జ్ఞాననిష్ఠ - దుఃఖనివృత్తి ఆనంద ప్రాప్తి.
భేష్‌ ఎప్పుడు???
ఇప్పుడే!!! ఇక్కడే!!!
గీతను వదలకండి - జీవితాన్ని తరింప చేసుకోండి!!!

గీతా జయంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు.

Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:31 am (PST) . Posted by:


We are happy to announce that Swamy Paramarthanandaji of Chennai released our new books –

Today we have celebrated GITA JAYANTHI in a grand way at Srinagar Colony Hyderabad.

Our Daya Satsang, Hyderabad organized this event.
We also distributed these two books to all the participants.

These books are based on the talks of Swamy Paramarthanandaji.
There are translated into Telugu in very easy and simple way to follow and study.

If you need soft copy of these books,

please download from this URL http://telugubhakti.com/telugupages/Adwaitam/Adwaitam.htm http://telugubhakti.com/telugupages/Adwaitam/Adwaitam.htm
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